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E-bike Wiki is an online collaborative encyclopedia focused on selecting or building an E-bike, repair and related information.
We hope to answer all the questions you have about electric bikes from where and what parts to buy all the way to riding them for the maximum range. This wiki is maintained by the E-Bikes discord. If you wish to chat in real time with us, come join us on Discord and please support us financially via Patreon so we can continue to bring you e-bike information!
Beginners start here
- Safety Tips, Safety first. Don't skip this section!
- Premade or DIY, what one is right for you?
- Volts and Amps, amp hours, watts and watt hours, what do they mean for an e-bike?
- Hub or Mid drive, what one is best for you?
- Pedal Assist (PAS) or torque sensor, Methods to control your e-bike
- Prebuilt Prebuilt bicycles, just order and drive!
- Motor Controller Learn what your motor controller is and does
- Simulator Learn how to interpret the Grin E-Bike simulator
Do It Yourself!
- Buy a bike to convert.
- Batteries, where to buy and what to look for.
- Motor, where to buy and how to pick.
- Tools needed to convert a bike to an e-bike.
- Parallel Batteries for more capacity.
- Connectors to use and ones to avoid.
Accessories for your e-bike
- LED Lighting, Information about all the LED lights on the market and how to buy the right ones for you.
- Racks and Panniers, Storage for your e-bike! put it to work getting your groceries.
- Tires Where the rubber meets the road! Learn to buy tires won't leave you on the side of the road with a flat.
Other websites of interest
- E-bike Simulator Very accurate and useful e-bike Simulator. Has many motors modeled by actual testing including wind tunnel testing for cooling values. Often accurate within 10% or better to real world for top speed.
- Grin Torque Arm info Super critical to read information about torque arms. Never use a V1 style torque arm they are well known to fail. Always use a V2/V3/V4 style if you are using a hub motor or your hub motor may destroy itself.
- Electropaedia a website about battery types and energy production.